Today’s guest is best-selling author and nurse, Tina Marrelli. Her new book, “A Guide for Caregiving: What’s Next? Planning for Safety, Quality, and Compassionate Care for Your Loved One and Yourself” covers almost every conceivable topic on caring for an elderly family member or friend.
From patient advocacy to end-of-life care, the book breaks down the sometimes impossibly difficult task of caring for another human being into manageable pieces. Her conversational approach makes challenging concepts more understandable for the average caregiver.
In this episode, Editor-in-Chief, Gary Barg interviews Dr Rakesh Jain, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center’s School of Medicine. Dr. Jain is currently involved in multiple research projects studying the effects of medications on short-term and long-term treatment of depression, anxiety, pain and mood overlap disorders. Dr. Jain will be talking about an important challenge that many family caregivers face: Tardive Dyskinesia. Gary will also be talking with a couple, Matt and Shelly and their life dealing with Tardive Dyskinesia.
Low vision challenges face many if not most senior caregivers. In this episode, Editor-in-Chief Gary Barg interviews a low vision technology expert, Richard Tapping, Vice President for Vispero, the leading global manufacturer of products and technologies that have been helping people with vision loss for over 25 years. Richard is also Vice Chair of The Vision Council, Low Vision Division. This division is dedicated to increasing awareness of low vision products, technologies and education.
Bill Parks is the President and CEO of PharmRight who makes Livi Automatic Pill Dispenser.
Celebrity fitness trainer, star of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” and best-selling author, Bob Harper, had a near-fatal heart attack at the gym almost one year ago. This February to kick off American Heart Month, he marked one year on his road to recovery by launching a program with AstraZeneca for other heart attack survivors called Survivors Have Heart. This is in addition to recently releasing a popular new diet book you may have seen, titled The Super Carb Diet, which also gives a nod to his heart health.
Gary Barg talks with Dr. Gayatri Devi about her new book The Spectrum of Hope. Dr. Devi has been specializing in dementia and memory loss for more than 20 years.
Gary Barg discusses the new book, The Informed Patient, with authors Sara L. Merwin, MPH and Karen A. Friedman, MD